Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Sloan and I road-tripped to Houston for a concert, and we had the best time! After a busy few months of college applications, and all the stress that comes with that, it was great to unplug and do something fun together!
My hearing has yet to recover, and I can’t remember the last time I ate that much junk food, but the memories were worth it. She keeps reminding me that this time next year she’ll be gone! I know, baby girl, I know!
Before I start getting weeping, let’s jump to today’s post… I’ve got a hodgepodge of life lately, so here’s this month’s This & That…
Sooner Sloan //
As if I needed reminding that it’s Sloan’s last year… we got the sneak peek of her Senior photos last week, and my heart is bursting, and breaking, all at once!
She also got accepted to her top-choice college, and is heading to the University of Oklahoma in the fall! I remember taking this photo of her years ago and saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if you ended up coming here?!’ And now here we are!
I’m so beyond excited for her, and grateful to see her happy again.
Pumpkin Time! //
It finally feels like Fall in Texas… which means pumpkin season! My friend, Heather, of Porch Pumpkins came over to work her seasonal magic with the pumpkins, and we added some new wreaths and a cute new mat to finish it off.
This wreath looks so natural, and I love the oversized, fluffy shape. Plus, the mix of leaves makes it perfect for year-round.
Falling for these Shoes //
I’ve been living in sneakers and flats, and these New Balance are so comfy and stylish! I bought the natural tan and white, and they go with everything!
These loafers have been on repeat with jeans, lounge sets and dresses… and you won’t believe the price!
Fit Tip: I found both true-to-size, but if in-between, size down half.
Smitten with Spanx //
That Oprah really knows hers stuff! She declared these Spanx Air Essentials sets a Favorite Thing last year, and we have to agree! The material is beyond soft and luxe, and the sets as chic as they are comfy. Oh, did I mention code CASSIEXSPANX will save you 10%?!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS top and small-petite pant.
AirEssentials Crew (XS) (code CASSIEXSPANX) | AirEssentials Half Zip (XS) (code CASSIEXSPANX) |
AirEssentials Pants (Small-Petite) (code CASSIEXSPANX) (Also HERE) | Golden Goose Sneakers | Woven Tote Bag
Mom has it at the top of her Christmas list… so it definitely makes an amazing gift, too!
Left: AirEssentials Crew (XS) (code CASSIEXSPANX) | AirEssentials Pants (Small-Petite) (code CASSIEXSPANX) (Also HERE) | Black Slide Sandals
Right: AirEssentials Half Zip (XS) (code CASSIEXSPANX) | AirEssentials Pants (Small-Petite) (code CASSIEXSPANX) (Also HERE) | | Golden Goose Sneakers
That Mama SP Glow //
Mama Sugarplum has been making more appearances around here lately… and requests for her skincare routines came flying in! And I don’t blame you, she is positively glowing!! But friends, you know it’s all Colleen Rothschild! We’ve both been mega-fans for years! Here are the products she swears by for day and night, and code SUGARPLUM20 will save you 20%!
Cozy Time //
Cozy season is also here, and the moment I spotted these fun dog pajamas I knew they’d be mine! They’re a soft, brushed flannel, and the quality is straight-up J.Crew, but without the price tag!
Late to The Game //
According to Sloan, we were the last people on earth without an air fryer and it’s an essential for every kitchen! So I grabbed this one on sale, and I have to say… she was right! Plus, it looks good on the counter!
Our first recipe was a jumbo batch of nachos for OU vs. TX, and they were amazing! I made a reel of our recipe HERE.
Giddy For Greens //
I’m four months in with my daily AG1, and I’m completely hooked… and many of you are, too!! I love starting my day with it, and knowing I’m getting a full dose of 75 vitamins and minerals, plus probiotics and prebiotics! It’s done wonders for my gut health, and I crave the overall feeling of wellness when I drink it. It’s also chock full of good stuff to aid in my recovery!
I don’t have a code, but my link will get you a year’s supply of Vitamin D drops, plus five free travel packs HERE. The travel packs have come with me on every trip this summer.
Fun Fall Tops //
Did you catch my fall tops roundup?! You can find some fun styles, plus exclusive discounts, HERE.
Crazy for Corkcicle //
For the early-bird shoppers out there, my Corkcicle code is back and 25% off site-wide! Perfect time to grab great gifts for so many people on your list! Find my picks HERE and save 25% off with code CASSIE25!
House Updates //
We’re slowly but surely zhushing more spaces around the house… starting with pillows in my son’s room.
Velvet Quilt Set | Similar Bedspread Coverlet | Canopy Bed | Faux Plant | Herringbone Pillows | Lumbar Pillow | Oriental Runner in ‘Ink Salmon‘ | Molding: SW ‘Dried Thyme’ | Lamps & Nightstands are old
A bench and mirror to our room…
Georgie Area Rug in ‘Jade Sunset‘ (Size: 10’x14’) | Four Poster Bed | Upholstered Bench | Arched Mirror | Fringe Pillows | Linen Duvet Set | Duvet Insert | Percale Sheet Set | Waffle Pillow Cover | Lamps & Side Tables are old | Shades from The Shade Store
And a mirror in the dining room.
Happy Hair //
I don’t know if it’s age, stress, Covid, or a combination of the three, but in recent years my hair has started to thin and break. I ordered my first bottle of Nutrafol last November, but truthfully, didn’t get serious about taking it daily until February or so.
After about 3-4 months of consistency, I noticed significantly less shedding… and now I hardly recognize my own hair! It’s growing like a weed, and has tons of new growth giving me back the fullness I’ve lost in recent years. I’m officially a believer, as are so many of you! I reached out for a discount, and they’ve offered us $50 off 3 months, or $106 off 6 months supply HERE!
A Bra Breakdown //
Y’all know I’m a hardcore fan of the wireless Warner’s bras, so I did a full breakdown of my fave styles HERE.
Pinkie to Bob //
Last week we finally said goodbye to Pinkie the Cast… and graduated to Bob the Boot! It’s still challenging to get around, but I’m so happy to be back on my own two feet again!! I started physical therapy, too, and it feels amazing to finally be moving forward in my recovery.
Look at my poor little (hairy!!) chicken leg! I definitely have my work cut out for me, ha!
What I’ve Read Lately //
I recently finished The Seven Year Slip, and loved the sweet love story and found the original plot twist a refreshing change. After losing her beloved aunt, Clementine moves into her ‘magical’ apartment, and wakes up to a handsome stranger, Iwan, and it’s seven years in the past. The story follows their love through this quirky time portal, as the two grow and heal from past hurts. I found the story sweet, but my rational mind had a hard time connecting the dots.
I’m currently reading Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and can’t put it down!
The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston
tarte cosmetics sale! //
tarte is kicking off the cyber season early with a huge 40% off sale! But what’s even better, is they’ve given us an exclusive code CASSIE40 to save 40% on absolutely everything, including the holiday sets, plus free shipping! (Holiday sets are excluded in the public sale! Only our code will save you site-wide!)
Shop all Sets HERE | shape tape star squad | all stars Amazonian clay eyeshadow palettes | the ICONS bestsellers set | Amazonian clay party palettes cheeks set | iconic lashes bestsellers set | best of maracuja juicy lips | lash wish list bestsellers set
Calpak Sale //
This is not a drill… Calpak’s big Anniversary Sale is HERE, and this year my beloved Luka Duffel Bag is included and 15% off HERE! It’s truly the Mary Poppins of bags, and holds SO MUCH! I use it as my weekend bag and take it on every trip. Since it fits under the airplane seat, it only counts as my personal item.
I’ve had the rose for three years and it still looks brand new, but would easily wipe clean if needed.
DRD Jackpot //
My latest Dressing Room Diaries was hands-down my biggest style jackpot in months! Mama Sugarplum and my darling friend Suzie joined me to share my top top finds! Find it all HERE.
Amazing Amazon //
Amazon Hauls continue to be the most popular posts each month, and my latest was no exception! But hello… look how cute all these styles are!! See my latest finds HERE.
Monday Mail Day //
Speaking of popular series, Monday Mail Day is the repeating request on Instagram Stories! I’m thrilled you like my random, QVC-style finds I share each week! Here’s a peek of what arrived the last few weeks…
How’s that for a random round-up? But that’s the This & That of life around here lately! Happy Monday, lovebugs!